Pat Schaverien was born in 1951 in Ealing, London. She studied Fine Art at Middlesex Polytechnic and Hornsey School of Art (1974-76), then Printmaking at the Slade School of Fine Art (1976), and describes herself as having been 'fascinated by the process ever since'; she went on to set up a printmaking studio in Clerkenwell, producing etchings and aquatints. In 1977 she was the receipient of an Arts Council of Great Britain Award and over the next two decades, exhibited extensively in London including at the Everyman Cinema Gallery, Hampstead (1977), the National Film Theatre, London (1979) and Woodlands Art Gallery, Blackheath (1984). She held two joint exhibitions with the Ben Uri Art Society in 1982 (with Goodman and Shukman) and 1990 (with members of the Printers Inc. Workshop). She was also a member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors & Printmakers.

Pat Schaverien died in London, England on 29 April 2023. Her work is held in the Ben Uri Collection and the V&A.